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AngelsAngels - God uses angels for many things including protection, and to minister to us when needed. He may even send angels to bring us messages.  We can pray and ask God to send us angels for these purposes, but it is at God's discretion whether He sends them or not. Much wrongful interaction with angels seems to have crept into many Christian Lives and Ministries.  The Bible expressly forbids the worship of angels. Angels of God are not here for our entertainment. Many believe that we can have personal guardian angels.  Many Christians may interact with their guardian angels on a daily basis. The word guardian is defined as someone or something that watches or protects something.  The Holy Spirit is our personal guardian but there are also Heavenly angels assigned to us from God as guardians also. “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 18:10, NKJV). We see by this Scripture in Matthew that their are angels who are permanently assigned to us.  This does not mean that we are to get to know them and spend time with them intimately.  We are to have a personal intimate relationship with our creator not the angels.  Many people when trying to contact their 'guardian angels' may open themselves up to familiar spirits. Familiar spirits are spirits that mediums and witches use as their spirit guide, which proclaim a knowledge or insight of future events or outcomes. The word familiar is from the Latin familiaris, meaning a 'household servant'. Witches and sorcerers had these spirits as their servants/guardians ready to obey their commands. They are also known as guardians, angels, totems (animal guides) etc.... God will send angels to guard us and may even refer to them as guardian angels, but they are not our own personal angels for us to attempt to interact with. There are many instances in the Bible with angel/human interaction but it was always God who sent the angel to do His bidding.  Any personal communication, contact and diaglogue with an angelic being should always be instigated by God, not the other way around. Trying to make contact with an angel by oneself without God as the intermediary is a definite no-no. God uses angels for specific purposes -  a personal relationship between man and an angel I believe is forbidden - there are no instances in the Bible where an angel sent by God became constant close intimate companions with man. An angel knows it's purpose - it is there to serve God and do His bidding.  A Godly angel is 100% obedient to God so an angel would not allow itself to become a personal intimate friend to man.  If it takes on that role then chances are it is not of God.  The exceptions to this of course are when we may be entertaining men who are angels unbeknown to us for a specific purpose. God Himself in the form of the Holy Spirit wants to become personal intimate friends with us - He did not create the angels to fulfill this role with us! I once repented to God and told Him if He sent an angel to me and I saw it in it's spiritual angelic form that I wouldn't be able to contain myself and would want to make it my personal friend because it would be so very exciting -  so to counteract this I asked God to take away all fleshly desires I had and to help me interact with His angels in a correct and proper manner.

One of my biggest concerns was if I did encounter an angel how could I discern between a Godly angel and a demonic angel if it was in disguise as an angel of light.  I knew that asking the angel to confess Jesus Christ as it's Lord and Savior wouldn't be the answer as it is not a problem for a demonic angel  to confess this as demons have spoken this to me before when counterfeiting the voice of the Holy Spirit to lead me into deception. Demons can confess whatever they like to get the job done. The Lord told me first and foremost to pray for the gift of discerning of spirits.  This is a God-given gift to enable you to discern between good and evil spirits.  Secondly it is all about the fruit.  Is the angel glorifying Jesus or itself?  Is what the angel is doing or saying lining up with Scripture?  Is the angel trying to become a personal friend to you or simply doing it's duty for the Lord? The Lord told me that Satan will introduce all he can to bring deception into Christian lives and Ministries, and to bring them into disrepute.

The whole angelic movement that is moving into Ministries is completely taking all focus off Jesus and onto angels.  Deception is rampant and is here to deceive the very elect.  Mark and I know first hand how deception will try and take you off course. It began in regard to angels two years ago. The Lord had spoken to me and told me that He had commissioned angels to bring healings into our Ministry.  I was very excited and the next day one of our team members had a word regarding the same thing but had gone a step further and written down a long list of angel names and the specific healings that they could bring.  Many of these names were used in many New Age Ministries that also used angels for healing.  We were very worried. After consulting other Christians the question most asked was "Where do angels bring healing in the Bible?" We decided to scour the Scriptures and only came up with the angel in John 5 who stirred the waters each day and allowed the one who made it into the pool first to be healed.  Many stated that this angel was not a Godly angel but a demonic one as it didn't fit with the character of God - would He really only allow the fittest fastest one into the pool to be healed?  This seemed correct and seemed to line up with Scripture and the character of God so Mark and I ditched the whole concept of angels bringing healing thereby shutting the door to this possibility. Interestingly we have seen so many emotional healings but very few physical healings over the last two years. Recently I received an email from a friend who was claiming to have seen an angel bring a miraculous healing by touching a man's hand.  I immediately with what Mark and I had believed told Him that I didn't believe angels could heal or even bring God's healing. I believed that healing could only directly come from God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit (which also included the Holy Spirit manifesting His power within man). He brought Scriptures for and I brought them against. I truly believed that only the Holy Spirit in us and the manifest presence of God around us were they only things that could bring the power of God in the form of healings, miracles, signs and wonders............That is until God told me to study Revelation - here we could see angels bringing God's power (sometimes even carried in bowls) in the form of fire, thunder, lightening, glory and much more!  It was intense what God allowed them to do. Here I was believing the lie that they weren't able to carry God's power to us but here they were doing it big time!  I got rather confused at this point and said to God " The thing that confuses me is that the Holy Spirit is within us and the power to heal comes directly from the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is omnipresent so why would God need an angel to bring a healing when the healing power is already within us from the Holy Spirit. It made no sense to me whatsoever.  He replied "Why do I give My power to man.  Why do I allow My power to be in man?  How is it any different if I give My power to man or if I give My power to angels to be used in My timing and according to My will and purposes.  I can do it all Myself but I choose to use My creation to manifest My Glory. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything (Colossians 1:16-18, KJV). Wow did that mean then that angels can carry healings of God's power to man? Time to seek God again. I got down on my knees in regard to this and laid my face on the floor and asked God to clothe me in His belt of truth.  I then claimed 2 Corinthians 4-5 (pulling down strongholds and bringing every thought into the obedience of Christ) and asked God to speak to me about whether angels carry the healing powers of God and whether they can impart it to us?  This is what I heard and I believe it was the Lord:-  "Angels are made by God for God.  They are not to be worshipped instead of God.  They are magnificent and are loved by humans. I have commissioned many angels for your Ministry to carry My healing power.  You needed to come to the realisation of truth so you could promote the angels in the correct context.  Too many are getting caught up in the Angelic Movement and putting emphasis on the angels.  The Glory and the emphasis must be on Christ.  Keep your eyes on Christ always.  If you in any way reject what God has for you then it cannot be given to you. You rejected the angels I had for You. You and Mark needed to come to the realisation of the truth so you can now ask me to send the angels I have commissioned for you with the power I have given them to release on you both, the rest of the team and the clients. Only through Jesus and His work on the cross can this powerful healing anointing be made available to you.  Now for the angel at the pool. What was this angel- an angel of God or a demonic angel?  I will answer that question. It appears to the reader it may have been a counterfeit angel because the whole concept doesn't fit the character of God. According to the word of God the angel brought a healing once a day but what was the significance of this Scripture? Firstly all angels are from God, even demonic ones. Demonic angels carry counterfeit healings. I do not give them My power to heal. Satan has been given a limited resource of power to do his bidding. Although it is God-given it is not Godly. A counterfeit healing can even be when one removes the demonic spirit that is causing the affliction in the first place, only to replace it with a new demon and new ailment. There is a price to pay for a counterfeit healing no matter how wonderful it may seem initially. The angel at the pool brought a true healing and it was a Godly angel. The pool represents the washing by the water of the word (Ephesians 5:26)  - but it is confined.  The angel stirring the pool represents the flowing of 'living water'.  Living water brings life and restoration. The 'first in first to receive the healing' represents striving through ones own works to receive healing and blessing from God.  In the Old Covenant only those who did God's will through works were favoured by God and could receive from God. In the New Covenant man is saved by faith through the Grace of God simply by believing in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross. Man receives blessings from God through faith. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9, NKJV). The man who had been waiting for years by the side of the pool for his healing was the weakest and was the one whom Jesus chose to heal.  This man who represents 'us' needed  a saviour - Jesus. Jesus through compassion and love simply healed him - their was no striving needed." *******At the end of this we realised that we had been missing out on an awesome gift from God.  You see what had happened is deception crept in when the Holy Spirit first informed us about the angels that were commissioned to bring His healing into our Ministry - a deceptive spirit gave a word to our team member at the same time of the original word which was the names and healing powers of each of the angels.  This of course was wrong - the healings that God was going to give His angels to bring into the Ministry was right but deception exaggerated the truth to make it appear wrong.  Misinterpretation of Scripture further enhanced the lie which meant we weren't having the results that the Lord Jesus wanted us to have because we rejected the angels He had for us.

In regard to commanding Angels there is nowhere in Scripture where humans command angels or have control over the work of angels. Angels are called God’s “holy angels,” who do His bidding, not ours. According to Scripture they are beings of higher rank, since Jesus had to make Himself “lower than the angels” in order to be born and suffer as a man. What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor (Psalm 8:4-5, NKJV).
(CLIENT) -"I repent to You Father God for all worship of angels and for anytime I believed or tried to have an angel as an intimate friend and companion.  I repent for all false beliefs in regard to angels including the use of angels in Healing.  I apoligise and repent for any time I believed or tried to command angels to do my bidding. I now understand that angels are created by God, for God and can carry any God-given power and impart it on Your command for Your work and purposes.  I thank You for all angels that have been assigned to Me to aide in my purpose for you and ask that You would now send the angels You have commisioned for me with the power You have given them to be released when needed.   I repent for all deception I have believed in regard to angels.  If I have ever being assigned angels not of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and accepted or interacted with them, I repent and renounce this.  I terminate their assignment and command them to leave in Jesus name. I break every ungodly soul-tie I have ever formed with angels. I pray Father God for wisdom and the knowledge on how to interact with Godly angels so I do not over step my boundaries.  I pray also for the gift of discerning between spirits so I can discern the difference between good and evil and know immediately whether an angel is from God or from the devil".

by Tania Francis